Zach Galifianakis is back to host Saturday Night Live this week, bringing what looks like a fresh beard. (You may recall that the last time he hosted, in March of last year, Galifianakis shaved off his trademark chin-whiskers on the air.) The musical guest is Jesse J.
Galifianakis specializes in loud non sequiturs and rolls with an improv flow. Last time he hosted, he was also adroit enough to rein himself in during various sketches. In theory, this should make him a good host, but success on SNL will, as always, depend on the writing. Call me an optimistic silly, but I’m thinking this evening will have many moments of fun.
Questions for you: Will the show try to wring more laughs out of the Charlie Sheen mess? Will serious news from Japan and elsewhere lead to awkward jokes, funny jokes, or just plain avoidance of terrible events that are still playing out? Will anyone bring up the fact that we’re losing an hour due to Daylight Savings Time and thus when the show ends at 1 a.m., it’ll be 2 a.m.?
Please let loose with your opinions and ideas below. Then come back to EW.com for my fresh, piping-hot review of the show tomorrow morning; thanks.